NC RB Receiving Clemson Interest

The Tigers will be looking to sign two running backs in the 2005 class, and Montario Hardesty appears to be a player that could be in line to be one of those two. Chris Puckett brings you the latest on his recruitment in this report.

RB Montario Hardesty
6-2, 180, 4.5
New Bern High School
New Bern, North Carolina

The New Bern (NC) star running back is enjoying the attention of his recruitment. "I'm just taking it all in," says Hardesty.

He should enjoy it because he has received tons of attention from up and down the East Coast and the mid west. So far, he has heard from Virginia, Va. Tech, Clemson, UNC, Md., Penn St., Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida St.

He has two offers so far with more on the way. UNC and NC State have offered to try and keep the speedster in the Tarheel state.

Virginia also appears to be hot on his heels, although they have not offered him a scholarship as of yet.

"Last year I got a letter from Coach Brown every Thursday before ball games telling me good luck."

The 6'1 180 pound star running back for New Bern Bears had a stellar junior campaign racking up 1,917 yards and 19 touchdowns, all while leading New Bern to the state title game against national power Charlotte (NC) Independence.

We will continue to keep you updated on Montario Hardesty, right up through signing day 2005.

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